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Paul T19/09/2015 17:52:39
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'The customer is always right'....?

Peter Fitness19/09/2015 23:12:45
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Except when he's obviously wrongcheeky

Peter.

Dave Milbourn20/09/2015 18:04:13
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It was a bright, clear and calm morning at Papplewick today so I got there early and threw caution to the wind and H23 into the water. She sails as well as she looks, although I didn't take my camera this time.
The next job is to firm up the parts shapes and build a second "proving" model. That's always a pleasure because I know it will all come together well at the end.

Oh - of course the customer is always right, and you should look him straight in the eye, smile and tell him so as you take his money.

Dave M

harry smith 124/09/2015 10:02:18
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Hi Dave

Love to see the plan in the model boats mag in the future.

A bit of a change from the Swordsman and others would be great.

Harry

Dave Milbourn24/09/2015 11:34:47
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I'm working on it, Harry.

Dave M

CookieOld13/10/2015 10:10:22
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(but that wheel was a real swine!).

Dave , I need to make one 16mm Dia what was your method .I have looked all over but can,t find any for sale.

wink Dave

CookieOld13/10/2015 10:10:26
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(but that wheel was a real swine!).

Dave , I need to make one 16mm Dia what was your method .I have looked all over but can,t find any for sale.

wink Dave

Dave Milbourn13/10/2015 12:14:35
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wheel 02a.jpgDave

This probably won't be much use to you because of the very small size wheel you need, but it might help someone else and maybe give you an idea for another different method.

The one on Huntress is 25mm OD. I first bent some ali tubing around a former and joined the two ends with a wire insert and epoxy. I cut and soldered together six pieces of brass wire as the spokes. I then made a 2-part silicon-rubber mould, using the wheel rim and spokes as patterns. I cut some new spokes, lay them into one half of the mould and closed it up with the other half. Casting resin was introduced with a syringe via the small channels I'd made and the completed rim and spokes removed when set. The hub was made from styrene circles epoxied each side of the spokes. Like I said, a perfect swine and I wish I'd made it a little larger now. Maybe the next one?

wheel 01a.jpg

CookieOld13/10/2015 19:27:08
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Thanks Dave , Thats a great help , You have confirmed there no easy way around this so i will use your method , I could not help clocking your dials , they look great i could not find smaller than 7mm , what size are yours and were can i get them .

Speak to you soon if i am still ALIVE.

Thanks Davewink

Dave Milbourn13/10/2015 23:07:58
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The dials were copied, pasted and scaled from a manufacturer's catalogue using Photoshop and CorelDraw, then printed onto inkjet decal paper and fixed to the dashboard. The bezels are slices of plastic tubing - walls are too thick, but it'll do until I find something better. I can't remember the sizes but the wheel is 25mm across, so you can get a pretty good idea from that.

DM

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